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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 59.46°   Az: 335.55°   Direction: North-North-West

HR8972 is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8972 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its faintness, HR8972 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR8972 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

Image of HR8972 star
DSS2 image of HR8972. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8972 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


23h 40m 26s
+74° 08’ 19”
03h 21m 14s
03h 01m 40s


23h 39m 21s
+74° 00’ 10”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR8972 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8972.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8972 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8972. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR8972 is distant 419.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

128.53 pc
419.02 ly
9 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/y
0.004 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

HR8972 is circumpolar and transits at 04:06 UTC (altitude: 67.3°)